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Statement of Solidarity

Antarctica, WI 2018We know that our choice of stories we tell and the teams we assemble to bring them to life play a critical role in providing opportunities for our audiences to gain insight to, and empathy for, other cultures and heritages while promoting awareness of, and progressive action on, issues of social responsibility and justice in our society. We acknowledge that we have not taken strong enough action and that we must do better.

This is a long term commitment from across our First Stage family and we will be held accountable to our commitment through our mission and vision. We will keep you updated on concrete action steps we will be taking to address the inequities within our organization and with our processes, but know that:

We pledge to listen more closely to people of color voices that for too long have been silenced and ignored, and to work to amplify those voices and their stories, their realities.

We strive to work together with our community to build a better future for all of us.

First Stage has compiled this Resource Guide for Families, containing resources, articles, tools, and activities for your family to engage with to continue these important conversations and move beyond words into action. This page also includes a small sample of links to resources to learn, listen, and support.

If you have questions, comments, feedback, our would like to lend your time, voice, and talents to our work, please contact Artistic Director Jeff Frank at

Stream for free through August 7, 2020 on Broadway on Demand

A Kids Play About RacismFirst Stage is part of a groundbreaking collaboration among 41 Theatres for Young Audiences across the nation, led by the lead producing team of Bay Area Children's Theatre, Seattle Children's Theatre, and Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, to present the virtual premiere of A KIDS PLAY ABOUT RACISMThis online production is a theatrical adaptation of Jelani Memory's A Kids Book About Racism, offering young children and families a way to engage in meaningful conversation about raceThis play is recommended for families with young people ages 5+.

This new work is adapted and directed by award-winning director and TYA artist Khalia Davis, and will be brought to life by an entirely Black and BIPOC cast and creative team from across the United States.  

This virtual production is available to stream for free August 1-2. We hope you will join us for this enlightening and uplifting performance, and use as a springboard for important conversations in your family.

Tune in Aug 1-2

Audience Activity Guide